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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
attack if general petraeus does not testify. >> reporter: cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment. >> athena jones reporting. author william boyle has spoken to general petraeus and worked with him and followed his career up close as he researched a book after iraq, and i asked him what it was like to interview petraeus. >> i wrote a book about him and i interviewed him -- a book about iraq and interviewed him in 2010 and when i asked him for an interview, i got an e-mail response from him directly like that. i got other e-mails from him subsequent to that, subsequent to our interview, where he was enthusiastic and supportive and cheering me on for getting good reviews, and it was like i had a mentor. you know, he is very effective personally. but then when i start reading about the fact that he may have been obsessively e-mailing his mistress and so forth, he struck me as a man who may have had a digital addiction or a digital, almost like a digital mania, which i think all of us can maybe relate to these days, because he's a guy who was constantly e-mailing, texting and
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Nov 11, 2012 2:00am EST
actually tried to sell them at a yard sale to raise money for the things they actually needed. cnn's drew griffin has tracked down the president of the dvnf to try to get some answers. here's how that went. >> you're the one from cnn. >> reporter: that's right. >> i really didn't think you'd do something like this. we've agreed to talk to you. answer -- >> reporter: nobody's agreed. so here is the question. it's $64 million raised over three years and none of the money has gone to any veterans. ma'am? >> he hasn't agreed to talk to them. still no answer. in the course of investigating the dvnf, we uncovered another charity that asks you to help veterans by opening your wallet but uses only a small percentage of it to actually help veterans. they call themselves the national veterans foundation but there's a connection to the dvnf. they use the same fund-raising company and that's where the trail of your money seems to lead. drew griffin is on that trail. >> reporter: the 27-year-old national veterans foundation would like you to believe it takes your money and puts it right back into its
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 7:30am EST
rules are also creating confusion over the role and responsibilities those monitors actually have. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns explains. >> reporter: long lines in south florida and in cincinnati, ohio, as early voting comes to a close, and those aren't the only crowd this highly contested election has contracted. >> 10,000 grass routes elections and volunteers. >> everywhere. they're going to be everywhere. they've trained people in 50 states to legally poll watch. >> lawyer and poll watch of all political stripes descending on ohio and across the country in search of any issues that need to be challenged. >> we're looking for long lines that might be the result of machines breaking down, poll workers that might be asking the wrong question, asking for i.d. when they should. be. >> groups like the left leaning protection election have been training for weeks so they're ready to respond to any problems at the polls in realtime. >> with all the changes nationally in the voting laws, i think we're prepared for there to be a significant amount of confusion on election da
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Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
with us. we've got a lot more on "cnn sunday morning." it starts right now. >>> from cnn headquarters this is "cnn sunday morning." the chilling sounds of sirens followed by -- and even cnn crews are taking cover in the battle between israel and hamas. >> there's another attack, another rocket alert going on right now. we've got to get out of here. >> the death toll, troops all fliegz the middle east on what soon could become a ground war. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell in for randi kaye. it's 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 on the west. thanks for starting your morning with us. we're starting this hour in the middle east where civilians are living in fear as israeli forces battle hamas militants across the border. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another. israeli hair strikes have taken a heavy toll on civilians in gaza and so have hamas rockets hitting southern israel. there is, though, a hope for a slivg sliver of peace. they're trying to broker a cease-fire. this is what l
CNN
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
increase of 3% from last year's sales. >>> and that will do it for me. cnn "newsroom" continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >> you have a great week. thank you, gary, have a great week, as well i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn "newsroom," with millions of people on edge and a region the brink of war, the eyes of the world are watching to see what will happen next between israel and hamas. but for now, the rockets just keep flying. and it's civilians who are caught in the cross fire. hamas says ten members of the same family were killed during an israeli air strike in gaza, their house reduced to rubble. israel says it was targeting a top militant. on the other side of the border, air raids sounded in israel's largest city for the third time in as many days. but the rocket aim for tel aviv was intercepted. cnn's cedrick prankins was where air raid sirens went off. one sounded when i was on the air with cnn international anchor colleen mcedwards. here's what happened. >> reporter: the crews working on the ground and that seems to indeed be part of all of the rocket that has
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
way. i'm don lemon at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night. thanks for watching. good night >>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >>> the chilling side in gaza with signs of neither side letting up. >> everybody is pretty much fed up. >> almost three months later, thousands are still without power and basic necessities after superstorm sandy. >>> and the president just landed in thailand preparing to do what no sitting president has ever done before, visiting a neighboring country. it's sunday, november 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell sitting in this morning for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start this hour in the middle east. there's a bit of hope for a negotiated cease-fire. leaders from egypt and france are trying to mediate. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another, israeli air strikes have taken a heavy toll on gaza and hamas. right now israel is keeping open the possibility of a ground offensive. they've got 30,000 troopons the bord
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Nov 12, 2012 2:00pm EST
her? >> well, a government source who is familiar with the investigation confirms to cnn that the fbi probe that led to david petraeus' resignation was launched after jill kelly contacted the fbi about that e-mail she said she received. she viewed it as threatening, she said, and it turned out to be from paula bradwell, but the source said the e-mail was jealous in tone but didn't know much about the content or if there was more than one e-mail. kelly has been known to be on the washington social circuit as well. according to this government source, who had actually met her at a washington party. >> suzanne kelly talking to a lot of folks in washington and we'll hear from -- more from you, i'm sure, as the story continues to unfold. the head of the cia was conducting an illicit affair. is that in itself a matter of national security? some members of congress apparently think it is. and they're asking why the intelligent committees weren't informed about the matter before they were. cnn's dana bash is live for us on capitol hill. dana, first off what is the reaction from people you hav
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." this is mile 26 and the marathon has become a sprint. the candidates' final push to get your vote. >>> the power is coming back and the gas is on the way, but some of sandy's victims are saying they're being ignored, and plunging temperatures are creating panic. >>> we talk about women as a social issue. excuse me, you know? half the population are not a social issue. >> she says it's dangerous war on u.s. soil and it could be decided by tuesday's election. my exclusive interview with feminist icon gloria staten isla island joochlt it is sunday, november 4th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. so glad you're with us. we start this morning with the presidential election just two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the u
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Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
want to bring in now our chief business correspondent, mr. ali velshi, he's traveling on the cnn election express and also there is john avalon, cnn contributor. hello, gentlemen. listen, you all heard what the president and mr. romney had to say, but, you know, let's talk about the political capital here. who is going to get more political capital out of this with just four days to the election, ali? >> well, hands down president obama because he had the most to lose out of this thing. the issue was if the unemployment rate went up substantially, or more importantly if the 171,000 jobs weren't created. the expectation was for 125,000 jobs. as long as he cleared that, he was going to be okay. barack obama gets more out of it. as you can see, he's not emphasizing the unemployment rate when he's speaking. mitt romney is doing that math that doesn't work thing again. barack obama said that the unemployment was going to be this and now it is this and as a result 9 million people are out of work. that's just not math that works. i don't think either of them are convincing anybody righ
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Nov 13, 2012 2:00pm EST
other things. got to let you go, dean. i'm sure we'll find the humor in some of that as well. "cnn newsroom" continues now with ted rowlands. >> thank you, suzanne. i'm ted rowlands in for brooke baldwin. the developments are pouring in regarding the investigations of a former spy chief and current general, happening very soon, some of the lawmakers furious over not being told about the investigation of david petraeus are getting ready to meet. that's this afternoon. a senior official is telling cnn details about general john allen's relationship with a socialite at the center of both investigations. this is a web of characters and connections that is impacting the team in charge of america's security. it is also delaying when the world will know who will be the next leader of nato. general john allen was to have a confirmation hearing this thursday on his way to becoming the supreme allied commander. that, of course, is now on hold while allen denied doing anything wrong, he is under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails he sent to this woman, jill kelley, the tampa
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
morning. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> i'm brooke baldwin. happy friday. here we go. our nation is speeding to toward steep tax hikes and budget cuts known as the fiscal cliff. now the election is over, it's time for washington to get in gear. do something about it. this fiscal cliff business could affect just about every single one of us, and you can bet there's plenty going on behind the scenes. this past hour we heard from the president in the east room of the white house basically announcing he's inviting leaders from both houses of congress and from both political parties to meet with him at the white house next friday. just a couple of minutes ago, we heard the president say he's open to compromise and open to new ideas, but there's one point the president is sticking to -- higher taxes for people making higher incomes. take a listen. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000 aren't a asked to pay a dime more in
CNN
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
, who got notified and when, is now under the microscope. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly has more on that. >> reporter: according to a friend of petraeus, the affair began in november last year, two months after the retired general took the helm at the cia. that same friend also reports that meetings between the two were infrequent, but at some point, petraeus and broadwell began communicating via personal e-mail accounts. e-mails that a government official describes as explicit. skip ahead to may of this year. that's about the time a government official says broadwell began sending threatening e-mails to jill kelley, described as a family friend of petraeus, who lives in tampa, warning her to stay away. that official tells us that kelley shared her concerns over the threatening nature of the e-mails with a friend of the fbi, and that prompted an investigation. sometime after petraeus became aware of the e-mails, a government official says petraeus told broadwell to stop sending them. and sometime around july, according to the friend of petraeus, the affair ended. the sou
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
the president. big day for us here at cnn tomorrow. for now, let's go to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." wolf? >>> happening now, a grueling and very tight presidential race entering its final hours with the candidates campaigning right down to the wire. we're watching all of their final rallies. we're going to hear from president obama in ohio in a little while. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's election eve in america. 26 hours to go until the first polls close. as voters pick the next president of the united states. and the unparalleled coverage we've brought you all through the campaign certainly continues today. our cnn correspondents are trailing the candidates. they're diving into the issues. they're talking to voters in every critical battleground state as we count down these final hours to election day. let's begin our coverage this hour, covering mitt romney, the republican nominee is campaigning his way up the east coast today. his latest stop, virginia with 13 critically important electoral votes. president obama took them in 2008. pr
CNN
Nov 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
minister told cnn this morning that would trigger that move. >> if we will see in the next 24, 36 hours more rockets, launched at us, i think that would be the trigger. >> ben wedeman joins me now from the israel/gaza border. what are you seeing and hearing there now? >> reporter: it is a bit surreal here. we're in the city's marina right next to the yoko sushi restaurant. as you can see, there are people out, having dinner. seemingly to be living a normal life. but the owner of this restaurant did tell us just an hour ago they heard the air raid sirens and in fact just a moment ago we saw in this screen with israeli television that in bere sheva air raid sirens did go off. all signeds indicate israel is preparing for a ground incursion. some of the roads around gaza on the israeli side have been closed to civilian traffic. the israeli security cabinet apparently is authorized the government to call up as many as 75,000 reservists, possibly to participate in this potential, possible ground incursion into gaza. there have been a lot of armor -- lots of armor, lots of tanks moved down to
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Nov 5, 2012 9:00am EST
clyburn, jason chaffetz. we'll see you tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello beginning right now. >> thank you, soledad. good morning to all of you. stories we're watching right now in the newsroom. long lines for early voting in florida leads to chaos and anger. >> this is not cuba! this is not china! we cannot allow this to happen. >> one lawsuit already filed. a sign of things to come? >>> superstorm sandy also affecting your vote. it's hard to get to the polls when you can't gas up your car. >>> and rg3, the fabulous rookie, may have lost the game for the redskins, but he could have decided the election. have decided the election. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. just a warning, mitt romney will begin speaking any moment in sanford, florida. that's near orlandorlando. when mitt romney takes the mike we'll take you to florida live. on with the newscast. counting down and knotted up just hours before americans head to the polls, a presidential race that's t
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
right now. here is the national cnn poll. the survey is out over the last week and a half. average them together. it's as close as you can get. look at these numbers, colorado is one of the eight battleground states. a very, very close contest. ift's why you hear the rhetoric and the candidates going to the battleground states in the last four days. >> paul steinhauser, thank you. >> we are talking chairs this morning. actor clint eastwood appeared on fox news to talk about his whacky republican national convention speech and how it came to be, how the chair came to be on stage with him talking to it. in case you missed the speech, here it is. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're absolutely crazy. you're getting as bad as biden. >> now the acting, directing legend says it was an ad lib, which was obvious at the time. let's listen. >> i have to give john vioght a pat on the back. i was sitting with him and a couple other people talking about the economy. he said why doesn't anybody in hollywood ever speak up. i said he's rig
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned out across lower manhattan and all up and down the jersey shore. >> first, the economic capital of our country is slowly getting back to normal this morning even while facing extreme damage. power outages and people having to walk for hours just to get to work. meantime, another hospital lost generator power in lower manhattan. right now hundreds of people are being pushed out of bellevue after hundreds of others were evacuated yesterday. our dr. sanjay gupta is live at bellevue but first to rob marciano. the governor says there will be no fares for subways, trains and buses but many of the bus and subway lines are still not up and running yet so how limited is transportation now? >> well, i can tell you from what we witnessed yesterday, it's very limited. for one thing the buses don't run at night, at least south of 23rd because it's too dark and dangerous. you come down here in the middle of the night and you can't see anybody or anything let alone somebody crossing the stre
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 3:00am EST
president finally gave his victory speech. a full two hours after cnn called the race for the president. when he took the stage, it was an elegant, exuberant speaker to an ecstatic crowd. cnn's dan lothian is in chicago to give us an update of what it was like in that room. it must have been electric. >> it certainly was electric. a big night for the president, for his campaign, for all of those americans who supported him. worked very hard for him. especially those in the key battleground states. we heard so much in this campaign about the importance of that ground game. that clearly paid off tonight. where the campaign was able to target essentially micro target segments of the population, deliver a message that was tailor-made for them. get them motivated and get them out to the polls. the big issue for the president is how will he be able to unify a clearly divided country. >> they've been exuding confidence over the last several days, the obama team has, saying they would win almost without a doubt. that they had the right combination of states to do it. i have to wonder was there
CNN
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
>> thanks for starting your morning with us. we've got much more ahead on cnn "saturday morning" which starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is on assignment. it is 8:00 on the east coast, 5:00 out west. thanks so much for starting your day with us. we start in the middle east. this has become a fairly common sight in gaza this week. israeli planes have been carrying out air strikes over gaza since wednesday. meanwhile militants on the other side have fired more than 200 rockets into israel. israel is massing troops near the border with gaza. they have got 30,000 troops there now and have 75,000 reservists getting ready. at least 42 people have died since the operation began. meanwhile, world leaders including representatives from the united states and the u.n. are calling on both sides to show restraint, but restraint seems to be in short order right now. our sarah sidner is live in gaza with a bird's eye view of the conflict. are you seeing more air strikes right now? >> reporter: absolutely, and in just the past few minutes we could hear t
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
weigh in on petraeus as well. >>> keep it on cnn for special coverage. remember, president obama holding a news conference at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. wolf blitzer will be all over this covering it for you. make sure you stay tuned. >>> listen to this, another major recall for toyota. it's recalling close to 3 million cars worldwide affecting mostly 2004 to 2009 prius models. 670,000 of them were sold in the united states. you have one, right, berman? the problem here, issues with the car's steering system and their electric water pumps. toyota says no crashes or injuries have been reported. that's good news. >>> and a shake-up at the long island utility company under fire for its slow response to super storm sandy. why is chief operating officer michael hervey is resigning at the end of this year. hervey has been the target of many angered residents left in the cold for over two weeks. he's been the target from andrew cuomo as well. >>> and this entrepreneur says he's in hiding this morning as police in belize try to solve a murder case. the very, very strange saga of security so
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Nov 10, 2012 9:30am EST
would be cut from things like education, food inspections and air travel. we've assembled cnn's best to pore over this. ali velshi, host of "your money" at 1:00 p.m. eastern. jessica yellin is the white house correspondent. lisa is the capitol hill correspondent for cnn radio. ali, you and i have been yelling from the rooftops about the fiscal cliff for months. the election is now out of the way so the rest of the world is beginning to get how serious this is. so people are now aware that deep cuts are coming and economic disaster could happen. no one wants it to happen, but not a whisper about what the deal looks like. are you worried? >> i am worried and i'll tell you why i'm worried. i also thought they'd get the debt ceiling debate done a year ago and they almost brought us to the brink of disaster on that. i'm worried that washington even under remarkable pressure doesn't always do the right thing. i'm not satisfied now that the fiscal cliff is getting the love that it deserves. everybody is talking about it, it's the first order of business. nobody in washington is talking about a
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. numbers are in nor the most anticipated jobs report of the year. this is the final report before the presidential election on tuesday. it shows the economy added 171,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%. here's what president obama said about these numbers this morning in ohio. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> i want to talk about the economics and the politics of the report with our chief business correspondent ali velshi and john avalon. they're in ohio talking to the voters. ali, let's start with you since you have an economics, numbers guy here. >> yeah. >> we looked at this, and the economy stated by cnn money, they were twpg 125,000 jobs, so this number was higher at 171,000. so you have figures in august and september, also higher than we thought. what do we say about the overall growth and the health of the economy and the recovery? >> you and
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Nov 11, 2012 3:00pm EST
only cnn can. christine romans is host of cnn's "your bottom line." david walker spent a decade overseeing the federal government, how it spends your tax dollars as the u.s. comptroller general. today he's the ceo of comeback america and he's a deficit hawk. the ceo of pimco. his firm is one of the largest investors of bonds, and steve moore is a conservative, founder of club for growth and a writer at the wall street journal. i'm going to start with you, steven, my good friend. the fiscal cliff is an immediate threat. both parties need to come together to fix it, because not fixing it would set even fiscal conservatives back, don't you agree? >> yeah, and i think other conservatives agree that he don't want to go off this fiscal cliff, either. i think one hangup that will start on tuesday is the president will say, look, i was reelected to raise those tax rates on the rich, and you know what those republicans are saying in the house, ali? well, you know what, we were electing not to raise those tax rates. you can get agreement on entitlement reform, raising revenues and do some
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00am EST
extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of inappropriate access to classified information. individuals that hold clearances, are they doing what they need to be doing to make sure that i
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Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
costello has your cnn newsroom. >> don is a generous guy. i admire that. >> i think he's making it up. >> have a great weekend. >>> stories we're watching right now in the newsroom, they are the elite of the elite. the best of the best. now several members of s.e.a.l. team six are in deep trouble. and it's all because of a video game. >>> plus this -- >> waiting in line here, 8 1/2 hours, is not fun. >> you heard it. eight hours for gas. we'll take you inside the plan to get the east coast gas shortage under control. >>> and in florida, election 2012 is not over yet. the rest of the country has moved on, but once again, florida just can't seem to get it together. got the munchies, colorado? quarterback peyton manning may be able to cure those off-the-field cravings. "newsroom" strt starts right n. >>> and good morning. happy, happy friday to you. i'm carol costello. we peer over the nation's so-called fiscal cliff. it's a term you'll be hearing a lot more of. we're just 53 days from a series of extreme tax hikes and spending cuts. they're so severe both parties warn they could cripple
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Nov 8, 2012 2:00pm EST
over. but first this here. new information just in to us at cnn. two iranian fighter jets fired at an unarmed u.s. predator drone. we're hearing it happened last week. barbara starr is at the pentagon for us with this exclusive report. barbara, tell us what you know. >> reporter: new military tensions now with iran. cnn has learned it was last thursday just one week ago that two iranian su-25, old russian fighter jets they operate flew out in to the persian gulf in to international air space and fired on a u.s. air force predator drone, an unmanned drone in international air space that the pentagon insists conducting routine all toe classified maritime surveillance. the iranian air force hit the drone. the drone was able to return to base in that region. but this does raise some serious new tensions with iran. it was, of course, just a few days before the presidential election. here in the united states. officials that we have talked to confirming it after we questioned them say they just don't know at this point what the iranians were up to. just out to cause trouble or trying to bri
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
tweet me, @wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. as you know, it is the middle of the night along israel's border with gaza, but this war won't pause for nightfall, not with 30,000 israeli troops mobilizing for battle. the air war is bad enough. israelis wait to hear this sound. a warning that a rocket is only seconds away. the israeli defense force is hitting back with technology that hamas could only dream of. this idf video shows a missile hitting the home of an hamas leader. the military says the secondary explosions are proof of explosives stored in the building. hamas is claiming its own trophy. the group's military wing says it has shot down a military f-16 and damaged two other israeli aircraft. israel denies losing any aircraft. egypt is trying to stop this war before it is too late. cairo's intelligence chief is spearheading talks to end the violence. but on the border, peace looks like an unlikely prospect. our senior international correspondent, ben wedeman joins us now between the bo
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00pm EST
on cnn and cnn international airing in 200 countries and territories, best of luck. >> so happy to be here. >> anthothat's all for us. "ac 360" starts now. >>> good evening, everyone. we begin tonight as we do every night keeping them honest looking for facts, not playing favorites, offering our opinions or pulling for republicans or democrats. you can get that on plenty of other cable channels. just real reporting with one goal, to find the truth. we think that's -- there's value in that. we begin with breaking news and what the fbi was doing last night at paula broadwell's home. she is the woman who had the affair with general petraeus. details on that in a moment. also tonight, keeping them honest on the new twist and turns in the petraeus sex scandal. his affair with broadwell led him to resigning as cia director. you know that already. now another four star general, john allen, is connected to the scandal. we will also look at who's who in this growing scandal. we will map out the key players and connect some of the dots. first, the big question tonight is who authorized the inve
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
. official confirms to cnn that petraeus told broadwell to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley. who is kelley? along with her husband, she's known petraeus and his family for more than five years. that couple met the four star general when he was stationed at medil air force base in tampa. now, what about the e-mails? what's in them? here's what we can tell you tonight. a description of the e-mails seems to validate what a friend of petraeus tells us, that petraeus felt broadwell had shown a possessiveness toward him. as to whether she gained any information during her relationship to petraeus, here's something we found. here's what we found, a speech she gave in october of 006, while she was under investigation for those harassing e-mails that seems to add fuel to the fire. >> the cia an ex-had actually taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner, and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get these prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> still being vetted. and knowing about those prisoners being there in the first place, wasn't something you heard about on
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Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
honestly. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> 15,000 books. isn't that incredible? yet we all still want to know more about him, and apparently in the movie you see a lincoln that is far from perfect, of course, as we all know, no matter how heroic and amazing the real man must have been. thanks for watching. "anderson cooper 360" starts right now. >>> good evening. we're coming to you from staten island, new york. we're here nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit. we begin with breaking news, a story that has blindsided the american intelligence community and the obama administration, and it's still developing at this hour. general david petraeus resigned today as director of the cia after admitting he had an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with eleanor broadbar. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words, perhaps petraeus was blackmailed. she is the one with whom petraeus admitted having an affair. petraeus is a highly respected, four-star general who commanded forces in both ir
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
top stories making news right now. >> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. air raid sirens as people run for cover in the middle east. as fighting escalates between israel and hamas, world leaders urge peace, but could we see a ground war in gaza before it's all over? >> asia tour. president obama arrives overseas to strengthen economic and political ties in asia, including a visit to myanmar, the first u.s. president to do so. >> j-date. jewish singles using their faith and the web to find the perfect love match. it's our paces of pait. >>> and end of an icon. the maker of twinkies, wonder bread and ding dongs says good-bye. >> i'm viktor blackwell in for randi kaye. >> i want to start this hour with something we heard from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this morning. we are prepared for a significant expansion of the operation. he is talking about the possibility of ground troops going in behind the air strikes on gaza. israeli war planes have been hammering gaza city for the past few days. ham whereas militants inside gaza have been pi
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
removed, the tragic stories emerge of the residents whose lives have been turned upside down. cnn's brian todd is on the scene for us. brian, what are you seeing on staten island right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, at just about every house you go to in the section of staten island you hear horrific and pretty detailed stories of just how bad the storm was. here's the story of one man who took a few hits. if you can't imagine what it's like to suffer through a massive storm, listen to nick. >> the water was so high. it was up to this part of the door. i couldn't get into the door. i went around the side of the house. and i stood on a box that was floating. and i went through the window to get back in the house with my family. >> reporter: taking us through his house on staten island, the retired ups truck driver says he and his family scrambled to an upper floor away from water he was sure was going to keep rising. his wife and four sons survived. just about all of their first floor didn't. then just as nick and his family were recovering from the shell shock and flooding and trying to as
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00pm EDT
with you? >> i was watching it. and my first thought is why is cnn trying to kill ally? what did he do here? >> because it is a dram mastic image at how big this is. >> it does and it doesn't. i mean, if it saves one life isn't it worth it? >> well, yeah, but there is a lot of things that you can do on cnn to save lives. but you can do that on another show. there was a part of queens that burned down on monday night and people don't know about it while it was happening. which is kind of odd. there were 130 homes. >> 110 homes. well, i was anchoring this show from 9:00 until 10:00 and midnight until 1:00. and we weren't aware. >> why is that? >> there was so much going on. >> it was like an apocalypse during the night. >> we are in a condensed area and i guess i would have thought through with everybody with their cell phone cameras and whatever maybe there needs to be a better mechanism. for some time and there is a good thing it was shocking that it happened. >> it was a chaotic night. we'll come back and talk more about this odd through bromance sproutle out of this. believe it. i pu
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
that indicate the so-called obama coalition held firm. i'm going to talk to cnn's christine romans at the magic wall for more on that. >> okay, let's look at it. how did he do in 2012, the exit polls. the youth vote, 33 to 44-year-olds, solidly in the president's corner. then mitt romney got strength, 51% of 51 to 64-year-olds. for the people 65 and older, 56% to 44%. look at the youth vote, 60% of people ages 18 to 29 went for mitt romney. this was a good turnout for the president. >> the youth vote grew in terms of the overall vote from 2008, which is a big deal. >> this is what 2008 looked like for the president. the president took all three of the categories. john mccain did well in 65 and older. let's move to the other part of the coalition that the president has built. 72% of voters were white. of those 59 -- look at the 29-point lead from romney among white voters, but that didn't matter and here's why. the president had solid support from african-americans and the latino vote was 10%. double digits for the first time in history for latinos. 71% of latino voters chose the pr
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
fired on syria since 1973. cnn senior international correspondent sarah is joining us from jerusalem to talk a little bit about all of this that's taking place, and you had a chance, an exclusive, to sit down with israel's president simon peres to talk about what is taking place there. it is somewhat alarming, the escalating violence. does he think that there is really going to be kind of an escalation in gaza? >> well, we asked him that question directly, and he made it sound as if there was not going to be a major escalation, but couch that with saying that they had to see what the proper thing is to do there, because we have been seeing dozens upon dozens of rockets coming in to israel. much of this started really on thursday with the death of a 13-year-old palestinian boy who was in gaza simply playing football outside of his home. he was shot and killed. now, the witnesses there said that the shots came from israeli soldiers in a jeep. however, the israeli military is investigating and they say they do not believe they were in that area, and that they do not believe th
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
director was involved. >> cnn's barbara starr is following this developing story, she's live at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the questions continue to mount. it wasn't until election night that the director of national intelligence, james clapper, was informed that this was all going on. the white house informed the next day,and the president the day after that. so how you have an fbi investigation, which whatever went on did involve looking into the matters of general david petraeus, your cia director, and the president isn't informed. this is one of the key questions congress, the congressional committee's concerned, they weren't informed. so expect to see a lot more about this for the next many days. >> barbara, let's talk a little bit more about that. as you mentioned the white house wasn't notified until 5:00 p.m. on election night. the president wasn't told until the
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
victims of hurricane sandy. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >> thank you. good to be with you on this thursday. important jobs news with just five days to go here before the election. this is a new report, released today which indicates the u.s. employers hiring in bigger numbers than expected. let me be clear. this information, this is not coming from that all-important government jobs report. that doesn't come out until tomorrow. so today's numbers come from adp. they process payroll so let's go straight to alison kosik for this. what more do we know about this report? >> okay. what this report does, brooke, surveys how many jobs that private employers have added so it means all those industries that are outside of the government arena and what it said this time around for october is 158,000 jobs were added. and it came in better than expected, seeing good job gains in services and construction and a second report on jobs showing unemployment claims fell by 9,000 last week. decent pieces of news from the labor market but the reality is analysts say it may not have a huge
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
that are dominated by allies of the president. cnn has obtaineded this video from youtube, appearing to show rebels launching mortar attacks in the capital, while the violence intensifies back at home, members of syria's op sdmrigs, they have been meeting in qatar, working on a new national assembly that is more inclusive. mohammed is tracking the story from our our lebanon bureau. you have a lot of people involved in the talks here, and that doesn't mean that it's going to come to any kind of revolution or conclusion. how likely will it be that you'll have folks that say, look, we've got a solution here, and so many people have failed before them. >> it has to be very difficult. today is day five 6 this meeting that's going on. this is considered to be the key day. for the last four days you had the syrian national council. this is the group that's been considered to be the sort of umbrella opposition group for all the other opposition groups in syria. they've been meeting trying to bring unity among their ranks. they've come under increased pressure from international go
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
this week at a congressional hearing on the benghazi consulate attack. cnn's barbara starr is following that story from the pentagon. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, look, at least at this point, there's no indication publicly of a national security breach. but that doesn't mean the questions aren't growing. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are questioning the timing behind the revelation. house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi employee told him in october about the petraeus affair. by that time an fbi investigation was already under way. the fbi told the director of national intelligence james clapper on election night, according to a senior u.s. intelligence official. the white house says it was notified the day after the election, and the president the following day. that doesn't make sense to house homeland security chairman peter king. >> this seems to have been going on for several months yet now it appears they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> "the new york ti
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
killed. cnn sara sidner is in gaza city, witnessing the violence and here's what she told wolf blitzer this afternoon. watch. >> reporter: okay. that is exactly -- i'm going to move out of the way and let you get a look here. i'm going to let you get a look at what is going on. i can see the black smoke. it's difficult to capture on camera but you saw that flash. this is what we have been dealing with all day. we have also been dealing with, i'm sorry, the power has just gone out, we have been dealing with power outages, wolf, but this feels like war. it may not have been declared but it feels like war to the civilians who live here. >> sarah joins us live from gaza. what are you seeing. we saw the air strikes earlier in the day. what's going on now? >> reporter: the same thing throughout the entire night. we have been hearing some teeth rattling blasts over gaza. we do know there have been at least a dozen blasts over the past few hours. very, very, very loud, strong blasts here. it's very dark. i'm going to kind of move out of the way just to give you a look. it's dark here a
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
for, let's see, about half an hour now. have you heard -- i'm with cnn. have you heard anything? do you know if they've run out of gas or what? >> i was just waiting at the last one. they just ran out. i think i waited about 30 minutes. >> you were waiting at another gas station about a half hour and that one ran out of gas? >> yeah. >> no gas at this one. no gas here either. this looks like a gas line here. we're going to take it. 4:26. we'll see how long it takes us to get on the front of this line and keep our fingers crossed that they don't run out of gas. you're in line. we're in line to see how this goes. how long have you been waiting? >> about an hour. >> how do you spend the time? i'm checking out this website. called gasbuddy.com. let's see if we can find out anything on here. moving up again, look at that line of cars behind us. oh, boy. well, we are starting to lose some light. maybe we'll make it up before it gets totally dark. this is the best part, moving up. inching up again, inching, inching up again. okay. it's getting darker and darker. and we have now gone three
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Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
harassing e-mails. new tonight, a source tells cnn that kelley first mentioned the e-mails in a casual conversation with an fbi agent in may whom she knew. a casual conversation. the source tells us the fbi agent said, let me check it out. the fbi has been on the case since then, and now kelley finds herself in the middle of this drama. new tonight, we hear her voice for the first time in a 911 call to tampa police over the weekend. she called to complain about the people outside her house. listen. >> you know, i don't know if by any chance, because i'm an honorary council general so i have inviolability so they shouldn't be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well because that's against the law. because that's against the law to cross my property. >> i'll let them know. >> honorary diplomatic council. jill kelley talking to tampa police asking for diplomatic protection. that's not something she should expect. we will dig into who miss kelley is in a moment. first i mentioned there's a lot of twists and turns and a lot of
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
, barbara? >> wolf, some really stunning new information. cnn has learned from two u.s. officials that paula broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. she is a serving reservist, if you will, with the u.s. army, a military intelligence analyst. as such, she would at least have a secret level security clearance. we are now told that security clearance suspended pending the outcome of several investigations. we went to the army to ask them for an official response. they will not say anything except the following. and let me read it to you. "appropriate actions with regard to this officer's clearance and access have been taken." the statement goes onto say "the army has been cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities in this matter. and those actions are ongoing." wolf, you will recall a couple of days ago the fbi went to broadwell's home. we all saw the video of fbi agents taking away boxes of material, computers. the discussion centering around what kind of classified information she might have had in her home. when someone with a security clearance has classified inf
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
howie kurtz the host of cnn's reliable sources and his partner in crime lauren ashburn from the daily beast with us as well. it's friday, november 9th. it's friday. "starting point" begins right now. and good morning our "starting point" this morning, the u.s. is just 53 days to falling off that fiscal cliff. today, president obama is going to deliver a big speech about the economy. one of the main components of the president's spending plan is higher tax rates for the wealthy. that's something that house speaker john boehner doesn't seem to be buying. listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. >> without a budget compromise, drastic cuts amendmently kick in. that, of course, could send the economy spiraling back into a recession. white house correspondent brianna keilar is live for us this morning from washington. john boehner was the guy who said he didn't think a lame duck congress could do big things. what can be done in the next, what did i say, 53 days? >> well, maybe finding some sort of st
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am EST
have been calling. thank you for joining us tonight on cnn. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. welcome to our special coverage of the 2012 election coming to you live from the nation's capitca capit capital, just 24 hours to go before voting begins after a 17-month, $3 billion race for the white house. it couldn't be any closer. the final cnn poll shows a dead heat, both candidates making closing arguments in key states that could decide the election. best political team on tv has it covered for you this morning. >> i'm john berman. the candidates cramming to day. mitt romney, president obama and their running mates making 18 stops in eight critical states. we're live in every key battleground state. >> and in the end, this is the only math that counts. i'm christine romans. looking to the race to the states. we'll take a look at the road that each candidate can take to get to that magic number. >> it's been one week since hurricane sandy forever changed the east coast and so many lives along it with. the recovery effort and how the storm is impacting polling stations. that's
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
hurri crane out of there. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> with only three days to go, a special edition of "the situation room" tomorrow night, 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> don't miss it. >> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com "outfront" next, bloomberg comes to his senses, canceling the new york city marathon. why? because the storm story isn't over. we have the pictures to show you. >>> a new poll is out in what could be the state that decides the election. >>> and new report looks at the cia's role in the benghazi attack and what it means for direct direct director. i'm erin burnett and good evening. "outfront" tonight, bloomberg comes to his senses. after days of standing his ground despite anger, frustration and resentment, the new york city mayor late tonight canceled sunday's marathon. it is the biggest in the world. he said we cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work being done for the storm. the controversy, holding a marathon with all the generate rs, food, water
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
house speaker john boehner all campaigning down to the wire. cnn is covering their every move. our correspondents are in key locations in critical states. any one of which could ultimately decide who will be the next president of the united states. we're going to -- let's go to colorado right now. mitt romney is speaking there but jim acosta is there setting the stage. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: mitt romney just arrived here just a few moments ago. he has been delivering his closing argument to the crowd here and he's been doing that all day long. waking up in new hampshire, moving on to iowa and here in colorado for two stops. he has been going after the president on that new unemployment data, he has also been talking about what he would do if he's elected president. talking about cutting the budget, eliminating the president's health care law and tapping into domestic energy resources. i have to tell you the one message that they have been hitting hard in the last final days of this campaign, they have been going after the president on this issue of bipartisanship. mi
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Nov 10, 2012 3:00am EST
cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of inappropriate access to classified information. individuals that hold clearances, are they doing what they need to be doin
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